Thursday, January 7, 2010


Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) are two very common terms on the mind of parents these days. This is especially true if their child is having trouble in the classroom or getting into trouble. Some might say that ADHD and ADD is an over diagnosed problem that is a sign of the times where everyone is looking to assign blame to someone or something. This is especially troublesome because the treatment of ADHD and ADD is with stimulants that have a very real danger associated with them. One major problem that has recently surfaced as a result, is the abuse of these drugs for purposes other than the intended use. College students are buying them to help stay awake for long study sessions and test preparation. Kids are abusing the drugs at parties because in many ways drugs are easier to get than alcohol.
A big relief for many is the recent introduction of alternatives to drugs in the treatment of ADHD and ADD. One of the alternative solutions is called Neurofeedback, also known as EEG (Electroencephalogram) Biofeedback. Neurofeedback is a learning procedure that enables participants to improve mental performance, normalize behavior, and stabilize mood.
Neurofeedback is perhaps the biggest breakthrough in non-invasive medicine in the last 50 years.  The beneficial effects of EEG Biofeedback (Neurofeedback) Training are thought to be permanent. As brain wave training is actually a form of learning, once a person has learned how to control his brain wave patterns, he always knows how to do so. This is different than the on-going expense of treating ADHD and ADD with drugs.